Dec. 19 to 24, 1898

Neglected to write each day so will lump it. Nothing of importance has happened except the arrival of mail and more wies [wires]. I received another box. Letters from home, Marian, [and] Lottie. Wrote to Bert Harrell and others sending boxes. Mr. & Mrs. Miller, & Mrs. Dallin sent a cake. Astor Battery has gone..

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Thursday, Dec. 15th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. War rumors fill the air. The signal corps or part were hanging a field telegraph out Calle Jolo on the electric light poles, just before dark. The natives & Chinese watched proceedings with deep interest. Word went ‘round that a fight..

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July 30, 1898

Muster and Inspection 8.40 to 10 a.m., reviewed by Colonel Smith. There were reports that an armistice had been declared until November 4th. The Spaniards shot two Colorado boys this morning while digging trenches. One was shot through the arm the other through the abdomen. The Astor Battery then fired two shells at the fort..

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